Mercedes car purchase dogs UN secretary-general


By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS, Nov 18 (Reuters) - The United Nations has put a wall of secrecy around a luxury car bought in the name of Secretary-General Kofi Annan by his son Kojo on terms available only to his diplomat father at a savings of $20,600. By using his father's name in buying the Mercedes Benz car in 1998, Kojo received a $6,541 discount and saved $14,103 in import duties waived by Ghana, an investigation by a U.N.-appointed panel found. Both price breaks were granted on ...

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